Wanting to earn at home is something that most of us dream of. There is nothing like staying in the comfort of our own home and at the same time, earn a living out of it.
There are several benefits when you know how to earn money from home.
1. You usually work at your own pace (unless your employer wants you to work online at specific hours).
2. You do not have to dress up for work. You can even wear your PJ’s to work! I’d say you don’t even have to brush your teeth before starting work everyday but that would be really unsanitary. (Though I’m pretty sure some of us working from home are guilty of this!)
3. You won’t have to worry about traffic or getting wet when it’s raining. (I love this!)
4. You get to stay with your family 24/7. As a mom, this was actually my main reason for wanting to have this work arrangement.
I could go on until the list is endless but you get my point. Bottom line is, it’s great if you have work online that allows you to earn at home.
Earn At Home Hindrances
As great as it is to earn at home, not everyone feels that they can make it in this arena. That may be true, but I don’t think that has anything to do with limited opportunities. On the contrary, a lot of the people who are hindered by finding ways to work online are just plain scared.
Let me list the common reasons why people get scared and why they shouldn’t be.
1. Financial Instability. If you are afraid of the instability in terms of finances, you can always start part time. I did at first. It took a bit of getting used to and some sacrifices too. I had to practically work a double shift but that was because I knew I could take the additional work load. You can try it a couple of hours a day. Just be patient and determined and you will be able to find a great employer online. My tip is, work on this part time until you are sure that what you are getting off of it is big enough to support your lifestyle.
2. Technically Challenged. Some people are afraid of trying it online because they believe you have to be knowledgeable of the technical aspects of the Internet. If you think that you need to know the HMTL codes and stuff – you don’t! Besides, there is nothing that you can’t learn through the Internet. I mean, I knew nothing when I started except to makes sense of a couple of words. That was why I entered a writing career. But beyond that, I knew nothing. Also, a lot of the applications now are user friendly. Or you can ask someone to teach you how. An online colleague taught me the basics of WordPress and here I am trying to run my own blog site. Learning is easy if you have the perseverance to go after what you want to know.
3. Unsure of their Online Career. This is a bit more difficult to explain actually. There are certain careers that cannot be translated online. But if you focus on your skills, you are bound to find something. If you came from sales or marketing, your skills can work in Affiliate marketing and sell stuff online. If you are an artist, you can be a graphic artist. If you are into real estate, you can use the same principle and go into buying and selling websites (that is like dealing with virtual real estate). Your real world career does not have to influence what you can do online. I was a product developer of underwear products for more than 5 years. But I knew I had skills in writing so I started working as a freelance writer. One online employer taught me how to write SEO articles and the education continues through practical application. My current employers don’t really care that I was in the retail industry before. As long as I can deliver the task they set upon me, they will pay me.
I’m not trying to sell that when you earn at home, it is a lot better than doing so in corporate offices. There are people who are built for this career path while there are others who thrive in real world offices. It all boils down to where your personality is best suited for – not to mention your priorities and what you are willing to give up for them.
I am just saying that whatever reason is hindering you from pursuing this path (even if it is what you really want), we can probably find a way to go around your fears.
So let me know your excuse. Let’s work on it together.